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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 31/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has responded to the latest letter from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel In a joint statement, leader Cllr John Clancy and acting chief executive Angela Probert said: “The latest letter notes the progress we continue to make and the shared determination to […]

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Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People appointed

By on 29/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy announces appointment of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People.        “Following on from last week’s announcements about our revised Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), I’m pleased to confirm that Colin Diamond CBE has been appointed to the role of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People. […]

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Strategic Director for Finance & Legal to leave city council

By on 28/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for Finance and Legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave the authority after eight years. During this time the council has seen a difficult period of national spending reductions and he has overseen a series of budgets which have already led to the Council saving over £560 million […]

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New Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality

By on 03/03/2017 in Cllr Chatfield, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield is the new Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality. He was elected as a Councillor for the Oscott Ward in May 2012. He was previously chair of the Audit Committee. Cllr Chatfield said: “It’s an honour to be joining the cabinet and I look forward to serving the people of Birmingham […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Statement regarding Mark Rogers

By on 19/02/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Mark Rogers, has announced that he will be moving on from the role. Mark said: “Birmingham City Council has been on a challenging journey of improvement and reform over the past three years and I am hugely proud of the team I have worked with to deliver much […]

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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